Ok that’s a huge relief. I guess I didn’t grasp that’s what the gameplay would be like after watching some YouTube gameplay videos, since I assumed that the low player numbers in a Demo wouldn’t actually reflect how it would be at release with a huge player base.
Yeah, you can pretty much just ignore total players. As you know, games like this don't group based on number of total players. Like in WoW, there's millions concurrently, but you only see like a couple in the zone, maybe half a dozen normally in a questing hub/town, a couple dozen in a city.
They scaled down that pretty big number of demo players for that tiny playable area--I'd assume you saw all those PCs in the demo area--pretty nicely. Besides the world boss and town I only saw 1 other person sometimes.
Some guy in your other thread said that Open World was “optional”, what did he mean? Can you actually use a certain mode and never see anyone else?